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Non-Discrimination Policy

Whereas, the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials is committed to creating an environment in which diverse participants can compete and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual regardless of personal characteristics and beliefs;

*Resolved, that the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and work opportunities without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability or performance.

*Resolved, that the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender or sexual orientation.

Whereas, the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender or sexual orientation; and

Whereas, the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials supports the principle of broad opportunity as an essential element in the lives of officials, students and coaches;

*Resolved, that the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials will take proactive steps to support and extend these principles where such action might assist their positive expansion and where such action might help to forestall decisions placing them in jeopardy.

Approved by the PAVO Board of Directors
February 1996


Direct questions to Miki Kennedy, Member Services, PAVO Central Office at pavo@pavo.org or (888) 791-2074.